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making news in america this morning -- >> poll posision. democraticandidates in danger on this election day. what could it say about support for the president's agenda. on alert. as more americans get the swine flu vaccine,he governmnmt launches an investigation. possible side effects. still alive, pumped up by
roaring fans, the phillies survrved game five of the world seriri. it's tuesday, november 3rd, to 09. good morning and thanks for being with us. election day 2008 swept democrats into office across the country. but election day 2009 might bring some backlash against their new policies. >> today, 12 big cities will re-elect or elect mayors. six states have ballot measures and prachs the most watched races the governors' contest in new york and new jersey. virginia hurtado has a preview. good morning, many say the results will be a referendum on the president's enda. off-race elections to elect
regional elections. dede scozzafava, made conservatives to question here conservative credentials. she's backing her former democratic rival. >> all along i have been fighting for t t republican party. >> reporter: theew jersey governor's race, some have incumbent jon corzine in a dead heat with chris cristie. creigh deeds is trailing bob mcdonnell. >> i am so honored to be your ndidate for governor. >> reporter: what do we these contests say after electing president obama to the white house? >> if president -- if the demomoats lose all three of those races. >> reporter: the white house is down playing the election's outcomes. the president inherered daunting
challelees. >> we have spent a decent amount ofof time talking about one her in afghanistan. we e leaded to an either bigger one. virginia hurtado live in washington, thanks. our election coverage continues on "good morning america." when al gore weighs in on the challenges ahead for the obama white house. a developing story this morning from north korea, it announced it has enough plutonium to make one nucucar bomb. thisay be an attempt to force the u.s. into direction talks with the north. fresh off his re-election victory president hamid karzai is reaching out. we have more on what president karzai has to say.
>> reporter: good morning. one day after being declared defacto winner of the election, president karzai made his victory speech. a victory marred by allegations of voter fraud. karzai acknowledged the damage done by reports of corruption that besieged his country. >> we're aware of difficulties our goffer nance and the environment in which we live. we'll keep trying or best. and to make sure that wishes of afghan people come true and effective, clean, legally bond. >> reporter: with his promise to root out corruption, he offered aote to his defeated opponent, abdullah abdullah to work together. the president karzaiaces a
one he has managed to cling on to power in afghanisisn, he faces sharp international criticism in how his campaign has handled its throughout the election. >> president obama acknowledged the decision had been compliance with afghan law. >> the american people and the international communities as the whole, want to continue to partner with him and his government. in achieving prosperity and security in afghanistan. but i emphasize that this has to be a pnt inime in which we begin to write a new chapter. >> now, obama faces renude pressure to make a decision onn whether to send additional troops into the regional. general mcchrystal has requested 40,000 additional troops. that number may be not fulfilled.
jere jeremy. secretary of state hillary clinton is taking a tough tone toward iran in a possible nuclear deal. clinton said the offer to exchange iran's low-enriched uranum would be not the same. . back here at home, a rare celebration for one of detroit's big three, ford surprised many by announcing it made close to $1 billion in the fourth quarter. the company would be profit in 2011. like many car companies ford got a boost from the cash for clunkers program. the escape and the focus the only american cars in the top ten. police in cleveland, ohio, are facing questions themselves this morning as they try to identify the six women found murdered in one home. neighbhbs reported violence at the home on numerous occasions.
the man a registered sex offender has been arrested in the killings. a broken water pipe under a los angeles street unleashed a geyser three stories tall monday morning, inspectors traced the brick to an eight-inch connector. regular water service was n n interrupted. >> what a mess. for this morning's weather from around ththe nation, showe fromom the dakotas into the upp midwdwest. with a mix rain o of snow in minnesota. a wintry mix for u upstate new york. showers in the southern half of florida. >> 87 in miami. 62 in baltimore. 55 in boston. 40s from fargo to detroit today. 51 in indianapolis. 55 for kansas city. phoenix, still warm, 94 today. 54 for seattle. 57 in boise and 65 inalt lake
recovery of our economy. markets were closed in japan for a holiday. in london, the ftse opened lower. wall street starts the day at 9 shgdz 789 after risingg 76 poins yesterday. nasdaq closed at 2049. federal l serve will weigh in on the state of the economy tomorrow. the central bank begins a two-day interest rate setting meeting. today. more importantly, investors will be listening closely to fed's statement tory to figure out when race may begin rising again. it could be as early as spring. toolmaker stanley works is buying black and decker. the deal is valued at $4.5 billion and come bines the leader in consumer and industrial hand tools with the leader in power tools. buyout still requires regulatory a new report is rising more
doubt t out the government's investment in general motors and chrysler. the government accountability office says taxpayers are unlikely to recover the $18 billion invested in those automakers. the reports says the company's values would have to grow substantially. > airlines are already increasing a holiday surcharge. a number of carriers are doubling the fee from $10 to $20. on peak holiday dates. american, united, lta, us airways all boosted their surcharge on some routes. you can finally buy the beatles' songs online, a website called blue beet.com is selling their entire catalog. it doesn't appeared that they
licensed their music tohe site. you might want tohurry. not sure if that will be around a whole lot longer after the lawyers get involved. still ahead this tuesday -- looking into the side effects of the swine flu vaccine. and a beef recall i i some states. trouble for one hospital after operating on wrong b by trouble for one hospital after operating on wrong b by parts more than once
expected today. >> there's an e. kolli breakout traced to ground beef mostly in the northeast. two people have died and dozens of others may have gotten sick by beef produced by fair banks farm. theeef was sent to stores in september. so, consumers are being urged to check their freezers forhe possibly contaminated meat. 10 million people have been vaccinated at the swine flu. the u.s. government is looking closely at the side effects. so far, there is nothing out of line. here's lisa stark. >> reporter: in a washington, d.c., conrence rooms, experts around the country gathered to scour for the smallest clues that the vaccine is causing reactions. government's pointman on the
vaccine says millions who have received the vaccine so far, only 302 reported side effects. nothing that would raise a red flag to say, this vaccine may not be sa. >> we're looking hard. we have many systems in place. >> reporter: the government's massive surveillance effort involves cross-checking lists of those who have received the vaccine with later side effects. private heaeah care plans covering 20 million americans. doctors in the public can report side effects to a government vaccine data bababs. rampd out to handle 1,000 reports per day there's skepticism. nearly a one-third of americans believe that the vaccine is not
safe. it's still unclear what went so wrong. the government insist today's vaccine are much safer but wants to ensure no repeat. >> we're going to continue to look. we don't expect toee much. >> reporter: the message from the government -- so far, so good. lisa stark, abc news, washington. . >> rhode island's largest hospital has drawn an extraordinary punishment f f operating on the wrong finger on a patient. the mistake was the fifth made by doctors at the rhode island hospital. it ordered the hospital to enstore cameras in the operating first lady michelle obama is giving back to local teenager girls. mrs. obama launched a mentoring
program. she told the students she expects them to do the same when they become accomplished women. in sports the new orleans saints still have not lost a single game this season after beating atlanta on monday night football. and in philadelphia, the hometown team took a commanding lead to win game five of the world series. yankees looking to finish off that 27th world championship on momoay. had to get it done in philadelphia. cabrera deactivated due to the hammy. bottom one, yankees on top. not much longer, though, chase utley, three-run shot. bottom of the fourth, jason wertrt the phillies are up, 4-1. the next batter in the frara
alb albaladejo. a.j. burnett started on fresh rest. he gets pulled. you got to kidding me? chase utley again. fifth home run again. the phillies up, 7-2 after that. but alex rodriguez has been so clutch in this postseason. with two on, comes up big. his 18th rbi. of the postseason. that's a new yankees recoco. top ninth, derek jeter with runners on the corners. grounds out in a 6-4-3 d dble play. mark teixeira, take a seatat please. brad lidge finishes things off in that ninth inning. that's it for this update. now back to abc's "america this momoing." the phillies may be trailing the yankees, they still managed to get a big vote of confidence.
>> the philadelphia inkwie rer ran an add of macy's with premature phillies won the world series. now to an update on that halloween confrontation between the bat and a basketball player. > it erupted in cheers when manu ginobili swatted the bat tt the ground. it looks like the bat got the last laugh. ginobili had to get rabies shots. >> the bat did survive and then ahead -- a look at the orors we'll be followiwi today. >> we'll be back. breathe ri the small strip that gives you... big nighttime breathing relief... introt,ces-- drum roll please--
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now a look ahead too the stories we'll be watching on this tuesday. voters go to polls today to decide some local and statewide races. democrats could lose governors races in new jersey and virginia. president hamid karzai is vowing to include all afghans in his government. hillary clinton is extending her visit to the middle east by one day. clinton is trying to mend fences after arab countries criticized theed a min stras's stance on mideast peace. they'll address the economy and texs in both a ahanistan and iran. federal reserve policymakers begin a meeting today to discuss interest rates. they could hint at when they'll start raising them again. the yankees and the phillies head back to new york for
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final lib, steely resistance out of the navy 684 feet of history and tons of hope. >> part of uss new york is made of steel salvaged from the world david wright was on board as it sailed past ground zero. >> as this navy warship sailed past the statue of liberty, the crew manned the rails in their dress blues to honor the city that gave their ship so much than its name. the steel extractctd from the rubble of the world trade center
now formed the bow of the uss neneyork. >> it lit literally l lds us through the water. that combinatiti of strength and leadershipip we hold very dear. >> reporter: the fittings are pristine. the blakes still waiting for names. one officer cracked itt still hs that new ship smell. a chief, a native new yorker sacrificed one of his hard-earned stripes to come here. you took a pay cut. the buildings and the bowe and a phoenix rising from the ashes. >> the towers were torn down, right? but we still stand. >> reporter: a new york firefighter was one of the first responders on 9/11. watching these young faces we couldn't helput think of his son a firefighter who didn't make it home that day. >> it had to be a day like that day. what better way for my son